The Geological Society of America Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in The Geological Society of America style?

This is the Citationsy guide to The Geological Society of America citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in The Geological Society of America.

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How do you cite a book in the The Geological Society of America referencing style? (2022 Guide)

When writing an academic paper, you will surely come across the challenge of citing a book properly. Here’s how to do it in The Geological Society of America:

Here’s an example book citation in The Geological Society of America using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N., 2000, Title (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.): City, Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
The Geological Society of America citation:
Angelou, M., 1969, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: New York, Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in The Geological Society of America looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the The Geological Society of America citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in The Geological Society of America format?

An The Geological Society of America citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a The Geological Society of America journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author3 LastnameA.F., 2000, Title: Container, v. Volume, p. pages Used, doi:DOI.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in The Geological Society of America:
Petit, C., and Sieffermann, J., 2007, Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?: v. 18, p. 161-172, doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in The Geological Society of America style?

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), webpage title, website title, institution/publisher, publication date, and DOI or URL. Here’s how to cite it properly in The Geological Society of America

Here’s an The Geological Society of America example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author2 LastnameA.F., 2000, Title:, https://www.example.com (accessed May 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M., 2008, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President:, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed May 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video The Geological Society of America in 2022

Did you know almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. Here’s how to cite one in The Geological Society of America

Here’s a The Geological Society of America citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, 2000, Title: YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed May 2022).
So how to cite a video The Geological Society of America?
Pixar, 2015, Pizza Clip — Inside Out: YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed May 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using The Geological Society of America referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in The Geological Society of America

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in The Geological Society of America.
Lastname, F., 2000, Title:, http://www.example.com (accessed May 2022).
Podcast referencing example in The Geological Society of America using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, 2018, 640: Five Women:, https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed May 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using The Geological Society of America referencing style?

You might be listening to a song or lyrics from a song you want to cite in an essay or presentation. This is how to easily cite a song in The Geological Society of America

An example song citation in The Geological Society of America.
Lastname, F., 2000, Song Title:, http://www.example.com (accessed May 2022).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in The Geological Society of America:
The Beatles, 1969, Here Comes the Sun:, https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed May 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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